Friday, September 26, 2014

This Saturday: Shakespeare at the Rockport Farmers Market!

Fall is HERE! Pick up your PUMPKINS & more at the RFM!

At Saturday's Rockport Farmers Market:
Seaview Farms has their own meat, corn & PUMPKINS! First Light Farm and Vintage Greens offers a bounty of produce and flowers. 'Cuz It's Good and Knead Dough Bakery offer delicious baked goods, Heath's Tea Room will have scones and brewed tea. That Nutty Redhead features an array of steamed nuts. Sasquatch Smokehouse has their own line of smoked mussels and fish, Abbott Honey and Sullivan's Sugarhouse offer honey and maple syrup, respectively. This week's market also offers Twin Lights tonic AND fresh coffee and doughnuts from Brothers' Brew. The home growers section of the farmers' market is packed with all sorts of good things: lots of fresh produce, flowers and jams! Bonus: To get a a sense of all the great stuff going on around here with food, don't miss this article from food writer Heather Atwood on Rockport's local food scene.

Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe at the RFM!
This talented group of local actors will feature music and excerpts from their upcoming show Shakespeare and his Women at Saturday's market. The Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe is one of our region's cultural gems and we are happy to have them offer a glimpse of Shakespeare...and his women at this week's Rockport Farmers Market. Don't miss it!

Rockport Farmers Market TOTES, T-SHIRTS and POSTERS are here!
Some very cool Rockport Farmers Market merchandise is coming your way, all of it offering a great way to spread the word about the market and support the RFM! Stop by the RFM booth at Saturday's market to see what's new and in stock.

The Rockport Farmers Market, with the permission of the Rockport Police Dept., has four spaces available on High Street for short-term farmers' market parking every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. If you're in a hurry and need some produce, you can park right next to the market for a few minutes while you dash through the market! 

Support Local Food
A Rockport Farmers Market vendor (as well as Rockport resident) Lisa Griffiths of That Nutty Redhead, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help grow her business. Consider supporting local food and local industry and check out Lisa's exciting campaign! Check it out HERE.

Participate in Harvestfest!
Opportunities abound to showcase your cooking, agricultural and/or creative skill at Harvestfest. Enter a pie, your best jam or jelly, or make a scarecrow. Click the links below to join the fun!

Upcoming Events

  • September 27th: Talented members of the Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe will offer a glimpse into their upcoming production, Shakespeare and his Women. Come to the Rockport Farmers Market for a little culture along with your produce!
  • October 4th: the final Rockport Farmers Market of the regular season
  • October 18th: Rockport Harvestfest: a celebration of local food & drink, including craft-brewed beer and local wine, as well as a packed out Farmers Market, Scarecrow Stroll & more.